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Student Services

Kilgore ISD provides services and support for academic success.  For specific information, contact your child's campus.

Parental Options for Students to Repeat:

SB 1697 - During the recent legislative session, Senate Bill 1697 established new Texas Education Code (TEC), section code 28.02124, Parental Option for Student Retention, which allows parents or guardians to opt to have their child:

  • Repeat prekindergarten;
  • Enroll in prekindergarten if the child was eligible to enroll in prekindergarten in the previous school year, under TEC, section code 29.153(b), and has not yet enrolled in kindergarten;
  • Repeat kindergarten;
  • Enroll in kindergarten if the child would have enrolled in kindergarten in the previous school year and has not yet enrolled in first grade;
  • For grades one through three, repeat the grade the student was enrolled in the previous school year;
  • For grades four through eight, repeat the grade the student was enrolled in during the 2020-2021 school year; and
  • For courses taken for high school credit, repeat any course in which the student was enrolled during the 2020-2021 school year.

To learn more, please visit TEA’s Restart Kindergarten or Repeat a Grade or Course webpages. Please note: UIL eligibility may be impacted by repeating a course or grade. Check UIL’s website regularly for updates.

Texas law requires all students who do not achieve approaches or higher on STAAR grades 3–8 or EOC assessments be provided accelerated instruction. This law – established in HB 4545, 87R – was recently updated with the passage of HB 1416, 88R.

Accelerated Instruction Requirements in Texas

The qualifying students must be:

  • Assigned a TIA designated teacher for the subsequent school year in the applicable subject area;


  • Provided supplemental instruction aligned with the research on high impact tutoring in the TEKS for the applicable grade levels and subject area in the following manner:
    • No less than 15 or 30 hours depending on student performance and is provided in the summer or at least once per week in the school year;
    • Limited to two subjects per year, prioritizing math and RLA;
    • Provided in a group of no more than four students, unless the parent or guardian of each student in the group authorizes a larger group;
    • Designed to assist the student in achieving satisfactory performance in the applicable grade level and subject area and includes effective instructional materials designed for supplemental instruction;
    • Provided by a person with training in the applicable instructional materials for the supplemental instruction and provided by one person for the entirety of their accelerated instruction.

Key Changes in Requirements from HB 1416

House Bill 1416 updated accelerated instruction requirements from House Bill 4545 by:

  • Removing the requirement for Accelerated Learning Committees while requiring Accelerated Education Plan after student fails to achieve approaches or higher on two consecutive assessments in the same subject area
  • Limiting tutoring to 2 subjects and no longer including optional assessment administrations
  • Increasing student to tutor ratio from 3:1 to 4:1 ratio for tutoring group size
  • Reducing minimum hour requirement from 30 to 15 for some students*
  • Providing student to teacher ratio waivers for use of approved online curriculum (approvals available spring 2024)


Campuses will be in communication with families regarding the specific support for their learners.

Supplemental Instruction Requirements:

  • Delivers targeted Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)-aligned instruction for the applicable grade level and subject area(s) 
  • Is provided for no less than 30 hours total 
  • If a student does not pass the mathematics or reading STAAR, 30 hours of accelerated instruction must be provided for each subject area.
  • Is designed to assist the student in achieving satisfactory performance in the applicable grade level and subject area(s) 
  • Utilizes effective instructional materials designed for supplemental instruction 
  • Is delivered in a 1-on-1 or small group environment, with no more than 3 students in a small group (or in a larger ratio with permission from all parents or guardians connected to students in the group) 
  • Is provided by an individual with training in aligned instructional materials and under the LEA’s oversight 
  • To the extent possible, is provided by one person for the entirety of the student’s supplemental instruction period




Titles: Executive Director of Student Learning & Special Programs
Departments: Curriculum


Titles: Administrative Assistant to CTE and Curriculum
Departments: Curriculum , Curriculum/CTE